AFL Teams: Round 16

West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats
PS – Fri Jul 08, 6:40pm

West Coast Eagles

B: Will Schofield, Darren Glass, Shannon Hurn
HB: Andrew Embley, Eric Mackenzie, Scott Selwood
C: Bradley Ebert, Matthew Priddis, Matthew Rosa
HF: Luke Shuey, Josh Kennedy, Mark Nicoski
F: Jack Darling, Nic Naitanui, Mark LeCras
Foll: Dean Cox, Adam Selwood, Daniel Kerr
I/C: Thomas Swift, Ashley Smith, Patrick McGinnity, Koby Stevens
Emg: Beau Waters, Mitch Brown, Brad Sheppard

In: Patrick McGinnity, Koby Stevens
Out: Sam Butler (Quad), Quinten Lynch (Suspension)

Geelong Cats

B: Josh Hunt, Matthew Scarlett, Tom Lonergan
HB: Taylor Hunt, Harry Taylor, Corey Enright
C: Mitch Duncan, James Kelly, David Wojcinski
HF: Travis Varcoe, Steve Johnson, Mathew Stokes
F: Daniel Menzel, James Podsiadly, Paul Chapman
Foll: Brad Ottens, Cameron Ling, Joel Corey
I/C: Jimmy Bartel, Steven Motlop, Allen Christensen, Nathan Vardy
Emg: Shannon Byrnes, Tom Hawkins, Simon Hogan

In: Joel Corey, Travis Varcoe, Taylor Hunt
Out: Andrew Mackie (Soreness), Mitch Brown (Shoulder), Tom Gillies

Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions
AU – Sat Jul 09, 2:10pm

Hawthorn

B: Paul Puopolo, Josh Gibson, Thomas Murphy
HB: Brent Guerra, Luke Hodge, Grant Birchall
C: Shane Savage, Sam Mitchell, Matt Suckling
HF: Isaac Smith, Lance Franklin, Michael Osborne
F: Brendan Whitecross, David Hale, Luke Breust
Foll: Max Bailey, Liam Shiels, Shaun Burgoyne
I/C: Xavier Ellis, Clinton Young, Riley Milne, Kyle Cheney
Emg: Rick Ladson, Jarryd Morton, Will Sierakowski

In: Xavier Ellis, Riley Milne
Out: Chance Bateman (Ankle), Jordan Lisle (Cheek bone)

Brisbane Lions

B: Niall McKeever, Matt Maguire, Jed Adcock
HB: Pearce Hanley, Joel Patfull, Ashley McGrath
C: Tom Rockliff, Simon Black, Cheynee Stiller
HF: Luke Power, James Polkinghorne, Sam Sheldon
F: Patrick Karnezis, Jonathan Brown, Ryan Harwood
Foll: Matthew Leuenberger, Jack Redden, Andrew Raines
I/C: James Hawksley, Todd Banfield, Jesse O’Brien, Bryce Retzlaff
Emg: Amon Buchanan, Mitchell Golby, Rohan Bewick

In: James Hawksley, Todd Banfield
Out: Mitchell Golby, Rohan Bewick

Gold Coast Suns v Sydney Swans
MS – Sat Jul 09, 7:10pm

Gold Coast Suns

B: Karmichael Hunt, Nathan Bock, Rory Thompson
HB: Joel Wilkinson, Campbell Brown, Jarrod Harbrow
C: Trent McKenzie, Jared Brennan, Dion Prestia
HF: Daniel Stanley, Tom Lynch, Luke Russell
F: Josh Fraser, Daniel Gorringe, Brandon Matera
Foll: Zac Smith, David Swallow, Gary Ablett
I/C: Matt Shaw, Michael Rischitelli, Sam Iles, Harley Bennell
Emg: Hayden Jolly, Joseph Daye, Charlie Dixon

In: Rory Thompson, Michael Rischitelli, Harley Bennell, Tom Lynch
Out: Hayden Jolly, Jack Hutchins, Sam Day (Knee), Seb Tape

New: Rory Thompson ()

Sydney Swans

B: Nicholas Smith, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Martin Mattner
HB: Tadhg Kennelly, Ted Richards, Matt Spangher
C: Ben McGlynn, Craig Bird, Jarrad McVeigh
HF: Ryan O’Keefe, Sam Reid, Jude Bolton
F: Rhyce Shaw, Heath Grundy, Adam Goodes
Foll: Shane Mumford, Josh P. Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery
I/C: Kieren Jack, Nick Malceski, Lewis Jetta, Alex Johnson
Emg: Jarred Moore, Mark Seaby, Luke Parker

In: Kieren Jack, Nick Malceski, Nicholas Smith, Shane Mumford, Matt Spangher
Out: Paul Bevan, Jesse White, Mark Seaby, Andrejs Everitt, Luke Parker

New: Matt Spangher (West Coast Eagles)

Essendon v Richmond
MCG – Sat Jul 09, 7:10pm

Essendon

B: Mark McVeigh, Dustin Fletcher, Michael Hibberd
HB: Kyle Hardingham, Tayte Pears, Dyson Heppell
C: Brent Prismall, Brent Stanton, Kyle Reimers
HF: Jake Melksham, Michael Hurley, Leroy Jetta
F: David Zaharakis, Stewart Crameri, Patrick Ryder
Foll: David Hille, Heath Hocking, Ben Howlett
I/C: Ricky Dyson, Angus Monfries, Alwyn Davey, Travis Colyer
Emg: Henry Slattery, Tom Bellchambers, Jake Carlisle

In: Ricky Dyson
Out: Andrew Welsh (Hamstring)

Richmond

B: Chris Newman, Alex Rance, Luke McGuane
HB: Brett Deledio, Will Thursfield, Bachar Houli
C: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Shane Edwards
HF: Robin Nahas, Ben Griffiths, Bradley Helbig
F: Reece Conca, Jack Riewoldt, Jake King
Foll: Tyrone Vickery, Daniel Jackson, Nathan Foley
I/C: Jayden Post, Tom Hislop, Shaun Grigg, Jake Batchelor
Emg: Angus Graham, Shane Tuck, Mitchell Farmer

In: Luke McGuane, Reece Conca
Out: Andrew Browne (Hip), Mitchell Farmer

Collingwood v North Melbourne
MCG – Sun Jul 10, 1:10pm

Collingwood

B: Leon Davis, Ben Reid, Heritier O’Brien
HB: Alan Toovey, Nick Maxwell, Heath Shaw
C: Dane Swan, Dale Thomas, Sharrod Wellingham
HF: Jarryd Blair, Chris Tarrant, Andrew Krakouer
F: Steele Sidebottom, Travis Cloke, Leigh Brown
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Luke Ball
I/C: John McCarthy, Luke Rounds, Lachlan Keeffe, Simon Buckley, Tom Young, Alex Fasolo, Paul Seedsman

In: John McCarthy, Lachlan Keeffe, Tom Young, Paul Seedsman
Out: Chris Dawes (Hand)

New: Lachlan Keeffe (Queensland U18/ Gympie), Tom Young (Wollondilly (NSW) / Sydney University), Paul Seedsman (Eastern Ranges)

Milestones: Steele Sidebottom – 50 games

North Melbourne

B: Scott Thompson, Cameron Pedersen, Michael Firrito
HB: Brady Rawlings, Luke Delaney, Shaun Atley
C: Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey, Levi Greenwood
HF: Jack Ziebell, Aaron Edwards, Ryan Bastinac
F: Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Lachlan Hansen
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Leigh Adams, Andrew Swallow
I/C: Scott McMahon, Daniel Pratt, Matt Campbell, Liam Anthony, Ben Cunnington, Cameron Richardson, Kieran Harper

In: Matt Campbell, Luke Delaney, Cameron Richardson, Shaun Atley, Kieran Harper
Out: Nathan Grima, Ben McKinley

Port Adelaide v St Kilda
AS – Sun Jul 10, 2:40pm

Port Adelaide

B: Tom Logan, Jackson Trengove, Cameron O’Shea
HB: Ben Jacobs, Nick Salter, Hamish Hartlett
C: Matthew Broadbent, Travis Boak, Kane Cornes
HF: David Rodan, Jay Schulz, Brett Ebert
F: Daniel Stewart, Chad Cornes, Robert Gray
Foll: Matthew Lobbe, Domenic Cassisi, Matt Thomas
I/C: Troy Chaplin, Danyle Pearce, Michael Pettigrew, Steven Salopek, Mitchell Banner, Jason Davenport, Cameron Hitchcock

In: Chad Cornes, Michael Pettigrew, Steven Salopek, Mitchell Banner, Jason Davenport, Cameron Hitchcock
Out: Justin Westhoff (Toe), Andrew Moore (Groin), Simon Phillips (Shoulder)

St Kilda

B: James Gwilt, Zac Dawson, Farren Ray
HB: Brendon Goddard, Sam Fisher, Sean Dempster
C: Nick Dal Santo, Jack Steven, Jason Gram
HF: Brett Peake, Nick Riewoldt, Sam Gilbert
F: Stephen Milne, Ryan Gamble, Adam Schneider
Foll: Ben McEvoy, Clinton Jones, Leigh Montagna
I/C: Raphael Clarke, David Armitage, Jarryn Geary, Andrew McQualter, Tom Lynch, Arryn Siposs, Dean Polo

In: Jarryn Geary, Andrew McQualter, Arryn Siposs

Western Bulldogs v Carlton
ES – Sun Jul 10, 4:40pm

Western Bulldogs

B: Robert Murphy, Tom L. Williams, Dale Morris
HB: Lindsay Gilbee, Easton Wood, Shaun Higgins
C: Daniel Cross, Matthew Boyd, Liam Picken
HF: Callan Ward, Liam Jones, Luke Dahlhaus
F: Jarrad Grant, Barry Hall, Daniel Giansiracusa
Foll: Ben Hudson, Ryan Griffen, Adam Cooney
I/C: William Minson, Josh Hill, Brennan Stack, Sam Reid, Lukas Markovic, Andrew Hooper, Nathan Djerrkura

In: William Minson, Josh Hill, Brennan Stack, Nathan Djerrkura
Out: Ed Barlow (Hand)

Milestones: Lindsay Gilbee – 200 games

Carlton

B: Jordan Russell, Bret Thornton, Lachlan Henderson
HB: Nick Duigan, Jeremy Laidler, Christopher Yarran
C: Kade Simpson, Chris Judd, Bryce Gibbs
HF: Jeffrey Garlett, Jarrad Waite, Ryan Houlihan
F: Eddie Betts, Matthew Kreuzer, Andrew Walker
Foll: Robert Warnock, Marc Murphy, Mitch Robinson
I/C: Paul Bower, Andrew Carrazzo, Heath Scotland, David Ellard, Aaron Joseph, Brock McLean, Zach Tuohy

In: Paul Bower, Aaron Joseph, Brock McLean, Nick Duigan
Out: Simon White (Hamstring)

237 Comments

  • hmmm nths extended bench dictates if i get a donut or not. great.

    • I hear ya Adzman i’m in the same boat, It would probably be fair to say C.Richardson will sitting on the sidelines again? I’d love to get rid of the underacheiver but cant justify the trade at the moment.

      • biggest dud pick of the year is c richardson. He is just a try hard version of matthew richardson. Well I guess he lives up to the same name seeing as richo was a bit of a hack in his day

  • If I only have 6 trades left and 3 trades are reserved for upgrades and sideways trades during finals, should I save these last few trades and play Z Smith as my 2nd ruck or free up cash (Darling to Lobbe/Callinan) in order to get a premium 2nd ruck (Z Smith up to McEvoy)

  • Still no Brogan, welcome Lobbe, bye Yarran…ching ching!! Bewick dropped, welcome Pendlebury…oooh yeah!!!

  • Hello everyone. Should I start Simon Buckley or Ben Jacobs this week? Was thinking buckley but hes on extended bench

  • Wasn’t Danny Stanley going to be rested this week?

  • Fisher this week or Greggy B next week for Otten? It hurts because I traded out Broughton to Adcock when he was struggling. That would leave $350,000 for a Knights upgrade next week so I’m hoping Fyfe, Pavlich or LeCras miraculously drops to that amount

  • bad situation without sylvia,fyfe,pav or howe (maybe buddy) please north put C Rich In!

  • Smith to lobbe
    Bartel to ablett

    Good idea or stupid??
    Still got 9 trades

    • You have the trades and Ablett is killing it while Bartel is still struggling. Plus might help with the geelong bye.

    • smart move i reckon. bartel has the finals bye and ablett is killing it atm.

    • DO IT

    • It makes sense if your fwd and back lines are set already. You certainly have the trades available to do it.

      Is Ablett’s price likely to drop in the next 3 weeks?

  • should i trade out smith or sandi for lobbe? i already have cox and bailey.

  • Need to trade out Dawes. Only have 3 trades left but I need to do this one. Can get in ROK this week or cop a donut and get in Pav or Fyfe next week.

    Any thoughts?

    Leaning towards ROK cos I’m still in eliminator and Sydney’s playing GC.

  • should i trade
    sandi/smith to lobbe
    hodge to ablett

    have 9 trades

    • Is Hodge really the weakest link in your midfield?

    • I don’t know why you would be considering trading Hodge (you dont trade 1 premium to another)…don’t you have another midfielder you can upgrade maybe?

      • no i don’t and i don’t want to miss out on ablett, especially because he could be a locked in captain every week.

    • name your starting MIDS then people can give you some perspective, find it hard that Hodge is your weakest starting mid

      • my mid consists of swan, pendlebury, boyd, marc murphy, sam mitchell and hodge. bench is jacobs, issac smith and prestia.

    • if you’ve got Petrie I’d definately do the lobbe trade., but not if you plan on making him your 2nd ruckman. Word is he hasn’t been much chop in the sanfl so don’t expect him to keep pumping out those 90+ scores. And agree with the hodge trade being a big no no. With 9 trades left I’m sure you have some decent upgrades that still need to be done. Hodge is capable of huge scores as well don’t forget.

  • Hey guys,

    My FWD line already has a donut in Knights which I wouldnt mind taking but with talk that Buddy / N.Voldt might be a Late Withdrawl should I play safe and Trade Knights > Lobbe? keep in mind I only have 5 trades left.

    FWD: Chapman, Franklin, N.Voldt, *Knights*, Prestia, Matera, I.Smith – (Fyfe, Pavlich, Sylvia)

    • I’d do it. Knights isn’t guaranteed a game at the moment anyway.

  • buddy and roo please play.

  • Having a bet with a mate on who can make the best team just for this rounds scoring, team so far:

    DEF: Scotland, Deledio, Suckling, Fisher, Goddard, Heppell, Stanley
    MID: Boyd, Pendlebury, Mitchell, Ablett, Swan, D.Swallow
    RUC: Mumford, Lobbe
    FWD: ROK, Goodes, Chapman, Higgins, LeCras, Dahlhaus, Karnezis (BRIS, $122500, ave 54.33)

    Note: No bench players are mentioned as they are all $80000ers and Dahlhaus and Karnezis are a problem.
    Thoughts?

    • trade hodge(bargain atm) in for swallow would complete your midfield. your forward to very weak. if you have the cash get chappy or stevie j or sylvia or roo.

    • Monty is dirt cheap. He’ll rack up a bit this round!

      • I would love to get these players in, however I’m not sure as to where the cash is going to come from?
        As I have $9 200 in the bank

        • What do you mean? That’s why you should be getting them! All the bargain priced players. Piss Pendles off! He’s about full priced and you already have Ablett at top dollar (who you’d keep for captain). Swan, Boyd and Monty all underpriced.

          • I’m only picking Pendlebury, because of his good record against North, I went Ablett—> Boyd then Karnezis—>Darling
            Good decision?

    • maybe downgrade higgins or lecras to a jonathan brown or sam gilbert and upgrade swallow to a hodge or monty.

  • This is probably a bad idea and I probably won’t do it BUT it tempts me:
    Best Team: Backs: Gibbs Delidio Goddard Fisher Suckling Adcock Stanley (Lower Puopolo Hibberd)
    Mids: Swan Ablett Boyd Mitchell Murphy Bartel (Mzungu Prestia Jacobs)
    Rucks: Cox Smith (J Tippett Mccauley)
    Forwards: Sylvia Franklin O’keefe Goodes Petrie Chapman N Reivoldt (Lynch Knights Howe)
    5 trades 101.9k
    My idea was to trade knights to calli this week and then next week puopolo/lower to broughhton and lynch/howe to the pav.
    This leaves me with a full team and mzungu howe/lynch stanley lower and Z Smith as cover but only with 2 trades.
    Any thoughts would be good.
    As I’m mainly going for a league win, I might not do thesse trades and do a similar strategy with different players later on in the season if I’ve had no LTI’s.

  • I will be going Lower > Fisher this week and Otten > Talia and Bartel > Ablett next week with my team finished with 4 trades for finals. Hopefully will be enough to take out my main league.

  • Heath scotland on the extented bench ? Comes up with a red dot on DT

    • I noticed that, I’m leaving him on the field with Jacobs as emergency.

      • He’ll be fine, on triple m tonight he was saying no chance of red vest and he’ll play. Well, not those words but he’ll be right.

  • Do you think I should play bailey or lobbe?

  • Or smith?

    • I’d be going Smith, Bailey, Lobbe in that order. Lobbe is still unproven after 2 games (remember Isaac Smiths 53 last week after many chose him over mumbojumbo who went on to score 108!!

  • Hey guys,

    Zack Smith >> McEvoy

    and

    Dawes >> Goodes

    They good trades? or have you got any better options?

    I would wait til next week to trade, as don’t have any donuts, but each player is gonna go up in price and I can only afford it by $200

    • Or Jolly??

      • Those trades are sweet as mate! Don’t worry about jolly if you can afford mcevoy.

      • @sugnay

        Who knows if McEvoy will have the same prodigious DT scoring now Gardiner is back…PASS on that trade for now.
        I personally think either Stevie J, ROK or Travis Cloke are far better options than Goodes, Now that Kieran Jack is back, Goodesy will no doubt be shunted forward again- which really buggers up his scoring.

        • I’ve got ROK and Stevie J, if I got Cloke I wouldn’t be able to get McEvoy. I’ve only got 6 trades left, so can’t really afford to double trade to get a ruckman other than a player who I can single trade 4. If i do there 2 trades then I would only have 1 more spot to upgrade, but will hold off for a while to save trades.

  • is jolly gonna start getting better scores?

    if so should I trade him in for smith or ryder?

    or just leave these two rotating?

    7 trades left, 5 next week after I get thompson, leaving me with 5 if I don’t get jolly 4 if I do.

    • I’ve got the same thoughts, also thinking of McEvoy, but he’s far more expensive

      • Guys, do not take a punt on Jolly. He is very capable of spudding it up on a regular basis. Good footballer, poor DreamTeamer

        • thanks man,

          also

          • don’t know what happened there….

            also would you go thompson or hodge after there upcoming byes?

            thanks

          • Hodge, playing GC in the GF

          • @ X

            Either of those two would be fine choices. I’d go Hodge tho as Thompson will cop the Heath Hocking Death tag in round 17

  • Is everyone (who has these two) going Smith or Lobbe as the 2nd ruck??? On form, we’d have to go Lobbe wouldn’t we?

  • Welcome Montagna to ‘Jakob’s Crew’ I trust you will score big hundreds for the remainder of the season and get me back up in the rankings :)

  • If I only have 6 trades left and 3 trades are reserved for upgrades and sideways trades during finals, should I save these last few trades and play Z Smith as my 2nd ruck or free up cash (Darling to Lobbe/Callinan) in order to get a premium 2nd ruck (Z Smith up to McEvoy)?

    • Gerty,Gerty,Gerty a key requirement to a successful life is decision making skills. You have bombarded this website this week with the same questions over and over again….make the fucking trade(s) and live with it!!

      • Woah calm your farm Brappers. Just wanted some opinions as I am sure you have asked for before in your career. At the end of day I’m going to be the one clickind the “T” button so, as Will Ferrel said, “ELE, Everybody Love Everybody”

    • Do you have Petrie? If you do I’d recommend the DPP link with Lobbe & banking some cash…

      If not… it’s hard. Every trade counts now, and you’ll be pissed off if you need trades but can’t do them in the finals. Imagine a ‘rested’ Gablett or Goddard or something in the last week from those teams who are playing for draft picks. It happens, and it’ll kill you seeing all that cash on the pine. I’d say don’t trade with 6 left in this case.

  • Hi Guys! I REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALY need your help:
    I’m going for league win
    Option 1…..Should I cop a doughnut in my FORWARD and save a trade…..NOTE: No leagues this week
    Option 2……Or should I trade Howe to Lobbe in forward line to save a doughnut????? NOTE: Howe still has lots to rise
    Forward atm:

    Franklin, Goodes, SJohnson, SYLVIA, Riewoldt, Lynch, I Smith,,,,( Didak, Mzungu, Howe )

    Unfortunately, no DPP! :(

    I hate to say it, but going for Option 1

    P.S If I do Lobbe then I will only have 3 Trades left for Finals and/or Injurys…..

    Thoughts????

    Cheers

    • Only make the trade if you need the cash for later, don’t do it for a non league game donut

    • Depends if u are going for overall

      • Look at the second line of this post

        • ok smart a**. Didn’t read it all as I figured if u were even asking the question then he must be going for overall. If not then there is no need to even ask the question. What is the point of trading a guy who is yet to peak on a multi bye with no league games when u are going for overall.

    • trading a cheap rookie for a cheap rookie with 4 trades left? wtf?? And why even post the question when in your own words you’ve already decided thats what you’re doing anyway?

      • I stand corrected you said you will be choosing option 1 which is to do nothing and cop the donut. I agree with that call

    • Is that you SunnyGazza/Coniglio?????

      Thoughts??????

  • Hey guys, in need of help and opinions on what yous think I should do.

    My strongest team is as follows with 6 trades and 116k in the bank.

    Def: Gibbs, Deledio, Shaw, Goddard, Broughton, Adcock, Lower (Hibberd, Jacobs, Golby)
    Mid: Pendles, Swan, Boyd, Dal Santo, Hodge, Bartel (Mzungu, Prestia, Callinan)
    Ruck: Cox, Petrie (Zsmith, Derickx)
    Forward: Stevie, Chappy, Fyfe, Buddy, Goodes, Sylvia, Didak (I. Smith, Richardson, J.Tipp)

    Any thoughts/Suggestions??

    • Hold your trades coz ur gonna need a lot for finals with Stevie, Chappy, Gibbs, Bartel etc

      • Well my league is pretty crap and I’m currently top by 8 points so I shouldn’t need to play that week. Plus I think guys like the Gu and I.Smith are good enough cover if forced to play. Not gonna burn trades on stevie and chappy out then back in during finals if that is what ur suggesting

        • You wouldn’t go out and back in trades, only sideways, just like the boys were talking about tonight on the show. Other than that your team looks solid, perhaps look to upgrade Lower and Didak and leave 4 trades for finals/LTIs

          • Thanks.. Yeah i know but If i sideways then I lose them for the prelim and gf of finals. Was thinking that If i strengthened the team now.. i.e bring in another prem forward and leave dids as cover for mid/fwd then the geelong bye will be better covered if I need to play it which is unlikely and I will still be able to keep the cats.

  • What are people’s thoughts on Nahas. He showed some great form earlier in the season but then went quiet for a bit resulting in him now being pretty cheap at 323 thousand. Very unique and and something a little cheaper than forking out for Cloke etc. Also showed a bit of form last week tonning up when Tiges got smashed by 100+

  • Looking for a downgrade for Toy to free up some cash and ride the last spot on defence bench. Tossing up between Joel Wilkinson and Daniel Talia. Who would you choose?

  • Which one of each option.. And should I wait till after Hawks bye or not??

    Hibberd/Lower to Birchall/Suckling??

    Current Defence:
    Gibbs, Deledio, Shaw, Goddard, Broughton, Adcock, Lower (Hibberd, Jacobs, Golby)

    • How many trades and how much cash you got?

      • 6 trades and 116 thousand. Was looking at Smith-Lobbe also.

        I’ll just post my whole team to see what u suggest.

        Strongest team is as follows:
        Def: Gibbs, Deledio, Shaw, Goddard, Broughton, Adcock, Lower (Hibberd, Jacobs, Golby)
        Mid: Pendles, Swan, Boyd, Dal Santo, Hodge, Bartel (Mzungu, Prestia, Callinan)
        Ruck: Cox, Petrie (Zsmith, Derickx)
        Forward: Stevie, Chappy, Fyfe, Buddy, Goodes, Sylvia, Didak (I. Smith, Richardson, J.Tipp)

        Thanks mate :D…

        • That’s a pretty good team man, well done.

          Tough question I reckon… I think I will hold onto Lower, reckon Freo will be pretty motivated toward the end of the season. If I was gonna do it, I reckon it would be for Hibberd, with his Rd 24 bye and all, plus he looks fairly fattened as a cow.

          According to Freako Suckling should stay around the same price this week, and Birchall may drop a touch – definitely good guys to get in I’d say – playing great footy and a good run home.

          Flicking Smith gives you around $170K that could be used to do any other upgrades you want… you’ll be well cashed up.

          You’re in a good position, but 4 trades is a little light. Perhaps hold a week on the Birchall trade and take Smith’s cash?? But yeah tough call I reckon after all that…

          Don’t think I helped you much, but would you mind taking a look at my little problem below?? Cheers mate, be good to get an opinion.

  • Need your help my wizened DT friends…. got 8 trades left and $15K

    My rucks consist of Cox, Zmith, Petrie & Sandi with Hale in the FWD line to swap with Petrie.

    Should I downgrade Sandi to Lobbe before the price rise?? – got ample cover, but I’m really about putting the best team on the screen come finals time. I could sell off Hale in the future and swing Lobbe with Petrie… but would need to cash Hale in whilst in the RUCKS for a cheapie.

    I reckon I am two upgrades short in my FWD line and one or two short in the BACKS… mids are fine.

    Questions…

    1. Is cash more valuable than trades to me?
    2. Will Sandi regain form towards the pointy end of the season? (I bet Freo will do all they can to get him right for finals)
    3. Am I better off putting my trades towards upgrades in the FWDS and BACKS instead? Will that net me more points?

    Cheers fellas, really appreciate it….

    • My full team this round:

      B: Gibbs, Delids, Suckling, Goddard, Jacobs, Poops, Brodie Smith (donut)…. Otten, Broughton, Lower
      M: Gablett, Boyd, Swan, Pendles, Sidebottom, Kraks… Didak, Harris, Prestia
      R: Cox, Petire… Zsmith, Sandi
      F: S Johnson, ROK, Chappy, Franklin, N Voldt, Grobbie Ray, D Hale… Sylvia, Mzungu, Howe

      $15,200, 8 trades

      • Get rid of Sandilands (no point holding – especially with Z. Smith as a back up). Trade him for Lobbe. Use the cash to upgrade B. Smith to Fisher or another quality defender.

    • I’d be doing the Sandi to Lobbe trade YESTERDAY!! Thats too much $$ just sitting on your pine and you won’t get a cheaper and better repacement for sandi than Lobbe. Gives you even more flexibilty with Hale and Petrie as DPP’s too and its only 1 trade. Then use the money to upgrade your duds, leaving your backline to last IMO as a “harris to gaz” trade or “knights to pav” is far more devastating than a “lower to shaw”

      • just saw your question, didn’t see your team before I answered so ignore the last bit about upgrades (you already have Gaz and don’t have Knights) but u get the jist. But yeah Sandi to Lobbe 4 sure

  • delete team is my suggestion … only joking but you are in a world of trouble .

    downgrade Harris to upgrade B.Smith is the best you can do looking at it .

  • then next week downgrade Robbie Gray to J.Tippett to allow DPP with Petie and move him back into your forward line .

    or downgrade Sandi and upgrade B.Smith to a Premium defender

  • I’ve got a zero in my forward line atm and i have buddy ad reiwolt as well. Is it worth trading someone like Howe to lobbe, to cover the zero? Im going for ranking, but i only have 4 trades left so I don’t think i’ll do it

    • Only if you have petrie in your rucks which will allow you to open up more multi positional options to your team, otherwise hold mate.

      • i do but i have tippet anyway. lobbe would basicly be cover for forward line only. not really worth it but the thought of giving one or maybe more donuts hurts. alot

  • Should I wait a week on these trades:

    Lower -> Goddard/Fisher
    Darling -> ROK

    • It’s unlikely that you’ll gain anything by waiting on either trade, so now is probably the time. Goddard > Fisher in my opinion as well.

  • Should I get dalsanto or montagna I can afford both

  • guys one upgrade to go. the last onfield spot in backs and forwards is between:

    B: Heppell/Hibberd/Lower/Otten
    F: Darling/Knights/Mzungu/ I Smith

    obviously the 3 that arent on the field each week make up the bench with the rest on the field premiums

    so which do u reckon should be my upgrade priority? money not an issue, plenty in the bank. thinking either knights or darling > petrie for DPP with Lobbe in rucks or hibberd > a defender premium i dont have like fisher/broughton/enright and put heppell as first bench spot.

    thanks in advance for any ideas, cheers guys.

  • my best team at the moment currently looks like this:

    Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Suckling, Birchall, Rawlings, Heppell
    (Hibberd, Talia, Toy)

    Mids: Swan, Pendlebury, Ablett, Boyd, Bartel, Dal Santo
    (Jacobs, Prestia, Green)

    Rucks: Cox, Petrie
    (Smith, McCauley)

    Forwards: Chapman, Johnson, Goodes, Sylvia, Higgins, Rioli, Riewoldt
    (Mzungu, Lobbe, Harper)

    i have 4 trades left (already double traded this round) and 24k in the bank

    now here lies my problem.. i am currently 10th on the ladder in my “important” league and it looks like i could well miss finals, i am also currently ranked a lowly 8336 so overall isn’t much of an option either. quite frankly i can not see the point in continuing to play dream team any further this season, but obviously i’ve made it this far so there is not point on giving up now. is it worth just burning my last 4 trades in the next 2 weeks and get it over and done with, or should i tough it out try and make something of what looks like a year well wasted :)

  • Couple of quick ones…

    One of Puopolo (v Lions), Adcock (v Hawthorn) or Hibberd (v Tigers) on the field? Leaning towards Poo.

    Play Smith (v Sydney) or Bailey (v Lions) in the rucks? Leaning towards Smith.

    • Adcock for me. The ball could be down there a fair bit…

      Ruck is a coin flip. Who do you think is better, Leuenberger or Mumford? The more I think about it, i’d go Bailey

  • So many crazy mofo’s who are going for League wins, have very few trades and want to trade this week! Crazy IMO!

  • Where are the latest teams???

    Would you trade knights or richardson for lobbe??